Our goal is to develop a clean, easy-to-use software tool that allows businesses of ANY size to establish an effective EHS risk management system, at a fraction of the cost of other EHS software systems.

-Christien Ducker, Founder & CEO (August 2019)


At Safety Management Systems, Inc., our foundation is based on trust, integrity, and teamwork. Our mission incorporates QHSE principles in our processes and services, as a means of providing our customers and the community, with a safe working environment.


Safety Management Systems, Inc., better known as SMS, is a leading provider of safety management technology and consulting services and the developer of the SMS360 and Fleet360 software solutions. These software tools allow companies of any size to better implement and manage environmental health and safety (EHS), fleet safety, and DOT as well as OSHA compliance programs. Each is a simple, centralized solution that helps streamline compliance and risk management, reduce accidents and incidents, and send employees home safely every day.


Our safety experts also provide on-site fleet safety services to help carriers manage all areas regulated by DOT and OSHA. We help carriers identify non-compliance areas and opportunities for improvement, and we recommend the safety tools and processes to develop a safer operational culture.


SMS was founded by a group of individuals with extensive experience in the development of systems and software solutions to manage risk incorporate quality, health, safety, and environmental responsibility.


In 2015, we set out to change safety management for the better and make it easier to keep employees safe. Backed by extensive experience in enterprise systems and real-life EHS and corporate management experience, we collaborated with key prospective clients to develop a better way to manage health and safety.


We didn’t rely solely on our own knowledge and experience. We traded in our office attire for work boots, Hi-Viz vests, and hardhats, and we sat down with management teams and worked side-by-side with back-office and safety staff. We learned from their insights and spent time on the front lines, understanding the pressures they face and developing the tools and features to make their lives easier and keep their employees safer. The end result was our first software solution, SMS360, and later, our Fleet360 software and fleet safety services.


Along the way, we learned that most EHS software was unaffordable for most businesses, and pricing was based on the name or net profit of the client. Most systems were simply too costly to license, implement and maintain, and per-user licensing was forcing companies to exclude the bulk of their employees from accessing them.


We set out to change all of that with SMS360 and Fleet360. Our software solutions deliver an affordable and easy-to-use system for risk and compliance management, with better flexibility and functionality than other systems. And we do it all without per-user pricing.


SMS software solutions are subscription-based with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. We offer unlimited users and tiered storage space pricing with no long-term contract.  


Thanks to this innovative approach and the results we deliver, SMS solutions and services are now used to manage safety and save lives in transportation and logistics, manufacturing, commercial vehicle fleets, waste and recycling businesses, and more. We continue to grow in all industries where there’s a need to simplify EHS, minimize risks and related costs, and save lives.


SMS is a woman-owned business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women.


The WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Its world-class certification standard is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and government entities.


WBENC believes diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy. That’s why it provides the most relied-upon certification standard for women-owned businesses and the tools to help them succeed.